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Nov 18, 2009 6:00am EST
of america saw the document but did not show us they did any analysis to make up for merrill commissions. on the contrary, the evidence we have suggests that bank of america pulled a number out of thin air. far from being consistent with the actual experience of october or what they knew about the third quarter, the guess, wistfully assumed that the markets for collateralized debt obligation and credit default swaps would be significantly better in november and december. it was assumed that merrill lynch would almost break even for november. then the attorneys at bank of america went to work. they did not question the financial information they were given. . e financial information they were given. they begin with the assumption additional shareholder disclosure was necessary and they discussed what kind of exposure they would make but after studying the question for a week they decided the news was not sufficiently out of line from past performance than previous disclosures to warrant further shareholder disclosure. the sunmaid icuf council bank of america did not make any further discl
Nov 30, 2009 4:30am EST
>>> making news in america this morning. >> targeted, four police officers from the same small department executed as they sat drinking coffee. now an all out search for a person of interest. >>> troop increase. thousands more americans are likely headed to afghanistan where one specific region needs them most. >> new information in tiger woods' mysterious weekend car crash on this monday, november 30th, 2009. >>> good morning, i'm linsey davis in for vinita nair. >> and i'm jeremy hubbard. breaking news from the seattle area where police have spent all night tracking down this man, maurice clemmons shown on a wanted poster in the execution-style shootings of four police officers. >> they sealed off a neighborhood where they believe clemmons may be holed up inside a home. a hostage negotiator is urging clemmons to give himself up. the murders have deeply shaken the residents in the small town of parkland. >> they weren't even on the job pulling anyone over, just trying to have their morning cup of coffee. >> reporter: investigators say the gunmen walked up to the four and shot
Nov 1, 2009 10:00am EST
to "this week." one year ago -- >> change hacome to america. >> -- a campaign's hope. ♪ >> fired up. >> this week, the reality of governing. >> the burden is something that i think about each and every day. >> one year from triumph, president obama confronts tough challenges. >> we're out of jobs. >> young americans are unnecessarily in harm's way. >> no government plan, no more debt, no more government takeovers. >> is he delivering his promise of change? >> you've got to recognize that change doesn't happen overnight. >> our exclusive headliner, the president's adviser, confidante and close friend, valerie jarrett. plus, debate and analysis on our powerhouse roundtable with george will, strategist dee dee myers from the clinton white house and ed gillespie from the bush white house. veteran political reporter ron brownstein of "the national journal" and liberal activist the reverend al sharpton and, as always, "the sunday funnies." >> president obama has played more golf in nine months than george bush in nearly three years. actuly obama is a good golfer. you know what his handica
Nov 24, 2009 7:00am EST
are soaking america's rich. good morning. richard bellow one more time. richard? u.s.? caller: -- richard? one more time. richard? you with us? caller: good morning. if there was not one drop of oil in the middle east and the united states did not arm israel in their wars, we never would have suffered 9/11. i do nothing anyone would have heard the name osama bin laden. we are going to be there for years and years. they talk about raising taxes on the ridge to pay for this war. they will be paying for it forever. thank you. host: the first official state dinner will be taking place in washington, "obama was big tent leaves out gop big wigs -- obama's big tent believes that gop big wigs. chief among for those not coming, john maynard -- john boehner and eric cantor. the president did not invite john mccain, even though mr. obama pledged a post-partisan presidency. -- presidency." we will have live coverage of the dinner giving way under -- getting way tonight at 9:00. there is also a press conference that will happen at 11:30 eastern time. the arrival ceremony was originally scheduled for the so
Nov 9, 2009 4:30am EST
>>> making news in america this morning. >> state of emergency. the gulf coast gets ready for a rare november hurricane guaranteeing to bring high winds and flooding. but where while ida strike? >>> in mourning, a shaken army base prepares to say good-bye as new questions arise about whether the accused shooter knew some of the 9/11 hijackers. >>> and 20 years later looking back on the demise of the berlin wall on this monday, november 9th, 2009. >>> good morning, and thanks for being with us on this monday morning. for millions of residents along the gulf coast it's been a quiet hurricane season until now. >> now ida is forecast to become the first hurricane of the year to hit the u.s. this morning, ida is packing winds of 90 miles an hour as it travels northwestern in the gulf. viviana hurtado has a look at some of the damage it has already done. >> reporter: the makeshift homes in el salvador were no match for ida's fury. heavy rainfall triggered mudslides killing more than 100 people. dozens are missing. in cancun, signs of ida include rough waters and empty streets an
Nov 14, 2009 7:00am EST
war or financial crisis. that was their plan. the interest wants to keep america in debt. you keep america in dead by having a financial crisis or make war. this is why the media is controlled by war mongeres. host: we're going to leave it there. on the twitter board. we have this tweet. "this is great. hopefully there is a lot of dirt on bush and cheney and this can come out and bush can be sent to trial as a war criminal." >> another post says "wake up, mr. president, we are at war here." host: back to the phone. on the line for democrats go ahead? caller: that last caller is probably still talking, huh? host: might be. what are your thoughts? caller: i have one sentence to sum up my feelings -- host: let's move on to the line for republicans in massachusetts. caller: good morning. i wanted to comment on the logistics of actually prosecuting these people in the south district of new york. we are not using the full inspect rum of legal options available to us. evidence was gathered and this was in civilian setings. now we are talking about prosecuting people we captured on a=n
Nov 11, 2009 7:00am EST
>>> good morning, america. on this wednesday, november 11th, 2009. grounded. a united airlines pilot, yanked from the cockpit, moments before takeoff, after a co-worker suspected he was drunk on the job. >>> flood watch. the remnants of ida, dumping wicked rains. and watch this. a massive mudslide in tennessee. >>> battle of the titans, as the letterman trial heats up. opposing attorneys duke it out this morning. was it enterprise? or was it extortion? >>> and miracle on the tracks. we hear from the heroes, whose quick thinking saved a tipsy passenger from almost certain death. the driver is here to tell us her story. >>> and good morning to all of you. we're so glad to have you with us. diane sawyer and robin roberts, here on this wednesday, november 11th, 2009, veterans day. and an especially poignant one, in the wake of that stirring memorial for the ft. hood victims yesterday. >> and the president probably said it best. they put their lives on the line every day to protect our safety, uphold our values. it's a virtue we're celebrating this morning. >>> we begin the morning
Nov 26, 2009 5:00pm EST
on the importance of philanthropy. later, america's future and the place in the world. at 8:00, the first of three nights of the c-span's original documentaries on the iconic homes of the three branches of the government, starting with the supreme court. >> tomorrow, dawn kpeck ofi an update on the commercial and real-estate markets. then, author of the walmart effect with charles fishman. after that,sidney hart. "washington journal", live on friday, 7:00 a.m. eastern here on c-span. friday, parliament opens its chambers as the youth parliament debates in the house of commons. also, jayson blair on why he fabricated and plagiarized news stories. also, have world the threat's been over height? sunday, two programs on democracy and the internet, including the university of virginia panel. facebook founder chris hughes on how social networking is changing the political process. this holiday weekend on c-span. >> thanksgiving weekend on c- span, american icons, three nights of original documentaries on the icon mccombs of the three branches of the american government, beginning tonight at 8:00 p.m. ea
Nov 10, 2009 4:30am EST
the updates he will have live updates later g at morning on "good morning america." ft. hood, >>> now, to the shooting at ft. hood, texas. intelligence officials apparently knew months ago through electronic intercepts that suspected gunman, major hasan, hasan, wassing with watched by a recruiter. >> dia ft. hood with >> diana alvear is at ft. hood with the latest. good morning, diana. >> reporter: > reporter: vinita and jeremy, good morning. nificant day. it will be a significant day and a sad day in ft. hood's history. and it's and it's a day many are saying should never have had should never have had to happen. the parade field the parade field at ft. hood will soon be the setting for today's memorial service. there will be 2,000 seats with standing room for thousands other soldiers and invited aests. the finishing touches include a three-story security fence, in anticipation of the president's visit. swirling about heth questions swirling about missed signs, that the alleged gunman was a danger, and might possibly be possibly be in contact with extremists. , tremists. he will insi
Nov 17, 2009 7:00am EST
>>> good morning, america. on this monday, november 17th, sarah palin and barbara walters. new questions about palin's future, her family. >> truthfully, we were >>nd what about the president? >> barack obama. on a scale of one to ten, ten being the best, what do you rate barack obama? >> walters, palin. stay ned. >>> mammogram mayhem. the new guidelines on breast cancer screening have thrown women into a muddle. we ask leang doctors to clear up the confusion about what you should do for health and life. >>> and janet jackson breaks her silence. what she thinks about the doctor at the center of the michael jackson investigation, as she copes with her brother's death. it's a "gma" exclusive. >>> and good morning to all of you. diane sawyer with robin roberts. happy to be here this morning, when barbara walters is going to ask new questions of sarah palin. >>> and we have a brand-new, hot-off-the-presses abc news/"washington post" poll. >> let's show that poll. despite health care reform, people are evenly split on health care. 48% in favor of the plan. 49% opposed. and when it c
Nov 16, 2009 6:00pm EST
. i will tell you where to look coming up. >>> and where is the most obscene city in america. you maybe watching from there right now. distinction. l community earned the news edge. back in two.  >>> a dc neighborhood coming together tonight for a vigil all in the memory of this little boy. oscar tune tess died on saturday when someone shot through the door of his family's apartment. we have the latest on the search for the killer. >> reporter: police have closed down columbia road here tonight for this vigil. there are probably 100, probably a little more than that number of people that have gathered here in front of oscar's building. a few minutes ago, mayor fenty arrived on the scene with relatives of oscar fuentes. the candle light vigil has been going on for a half hour. dc mayor fenty telling the crowd that he wanted to say thank you for coming out to show your love for oscar. he said we are so worry. he says we will wrap our arms around this family and work around the clock to find the killers. dc police still don't have anyone in custody, brian, but they
Nov 4, 2009 5:00pm EST
the lives of livelihoods of every person in america. for many that means higher taxes and for even more, it will mean an unprecedented intrusion of federal government bureaucrat into the way we receive health care. this is a fundamental erosion of our freedom. the great freedom fighter abraham lincoln gave a speech in springfield, illinois, in 19 -- in 1838 where he touched on the idea of the loss of freedom. he was very explicit. he explained that our country could one day suffer a los of freedom, not by an outside attack, but from within. i'll quote what lincoln said and then give it in its larger context. at what point, then is the approach of danger to be expected? i answer, if it ever reach us, it must spring up amongst us. it cannot come from abroad. its destruction be -- if destruction be our lot, we must ourselveses be its author and finisher. as a nation of free men, we must live through all times, or die by suicide. the larger context of those words is as follows. in the great journal of things happening under the sun, we, the american people, find our account running, under d
Nov 21, 2009 6:00pm EST
is on the rise in america. a stunning new report says 49 million people in this country including 17 million children have trouble getting enough food last year. i'll speak with the agriculture secretary, tom vilsack. we want to welcome our viewers in the united states and around the world. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> this week hearings and investigations began into the massacre of 13 soldiers at ft. hood, texas. the number one question, why didn't anyone in charge see it coming? i spoke about that with congressman pete hoekstra, he's the ranking member of the house intelligence committee. congressman, thanks very much for coming in. i know you're getting ready to catch a flight. are you satisfied with the answers you're getting so far from the executive branch of the u.s. government whether the pentagon or the administration, the army, as far as this investigation is concerned? >> no, wolf, i'm really not. and i think i probably share some of the same frustrations that senator lieberman has. i applaud the senate for holding public hearings. i hold them -- i applaud
Nov 29, 2009 9:00am EST
. america's most dependable 3g network. bringing you the first and only wireless 4g network. right now get a free 3g/4g device for your laptop. sprint. the now network. deaf, hard-of-hearing and people with speech disabilities access >>> next on "msnbc sunday," tiger's not talking yet. police hope to hear from the golfing great today. speculation about his crash runs rampant. >>> also aheadt price of infamy. the white house party crashers looking for loot and charges, too. >>> here and there, the return home. millions of comings and goings for the holiday weekend. >>> the art of the deal. how to cash in on cyber monday holiday shopping bargains. good morning, everyone. i'm alex witt. welcome to "msnbc sunday." we'll bring it to you plus a look at why the magazine calls this worst the decade in generations, dubious honors there. >>> but firstt mystery surrounding tiger woods' car crash deepens. the florida highway patrol was hoping to talk to the golf star yesterday about the accident that took place outside his windermere home early friday. tiger is not talking. kristen
Nov 22, 2009 5:00pm EST
. in america we think a lot about south asia. and we now call it afpac. fixated on stabilizing afghanistan, washington seems to be relying more and more heavily on pakistan to tackle the taliban problem. in doing so, more disushingly, washington seems to be adopting the world view of the pakistani army, an army that created the taliban and despite $10 billion of aid from the united states, has taken no serious steps to dismantle it. pakistan's long-standing position has been that it has a right to see a pro-pakistani government in afghanistan. the respected expert harrison noted that in an interview him in 1988, pakistan's president demanded "a regime to our liking in kabul." last year a pakistani general told the director of the cia, quote, that pakistan has to support the taliban in afghanistan otherwise india will rein. and now general stan mcchrystal has echoed the pakistani line by increasing indian influence to afghanistan is likely to exacerbate. pakistan and afghanistan here in trouble. but dysfunctional small states don't create opportunities for political stability and world orde
Nov 11, 2009 6:00pm EST
. a wrenching decision. >> as long as i am commander in chief, america is going to do right by them. >> reporter: a former defense secretary urged the president to hurry. >> what is important he make a decision and make it reasonably soon. you've got young men and women out there carrying the battle who are at great risk. if we've got the wrong strategy, change it. >> reporter: again today, the commander in chief met with advisers. he's getting more optis. besides afghan commanding general stan mccrystal's call for 40,000 more troops and vice president biden's plan to send as few as 10,000, there are middle ground plans for 30,000 more reportedly backed by defense secretary gates, secretary of state clinton and by chairman of the joint chiefs mullen. that's almost as many new forces as mccrystal's requesting, but president obama is looking past numbers to the troops' revamped mission. >> go back to focusing on al qaeda, back to pushing back taliban to the extent that we can stabilize karzai's government enough so we can actual begin withdrawal from the region. >> reporter: short term, more u.s.
Nov 17, 2009 5:00am EST
football and the redskins have injuries on both sides of the ball. details coming up in sports. america is strong and resilient. and we'll pull through these tough times, we always have. and the companies building the internet are leading this technology driven recovery. more than one hundred billion dollars in private investment over the last two years has spurred innovation, launching new online service and content and put more than three million americans to work. an economic success story. expanding and growing by building a smarter, faster, safer internet. broadband for america: it's working. here's a look at who's celebrating a birthday today -- your sports headlines begin with a look at monday night football. the ravens were in cleveland taking on the browns. the game remained scoreless until the fourth quarter when the ravens quarterback put baltimore up on a 13-yard run. the next drive, ravens safety landry, the brother of he ron landry steals one from quinn and runs it back 48-yards. the ravens win with a final score of 16-0. >> the redskins injury list is growing longer. al
Nov 14, 2009 1:00pm EST
states of america. their legacy will be an america that is safer and stronger. an america that reflects the extraordinary character of the men and women who serve it. thank you. >> good morning. this is congressman mark kirk of illinois. when i returned home from active duty in afghanistan, i dedicated my congressional service to helping families with healthcare. we can lower healthcare costs and provide conference for americans who lack insurance by enabouting key reforms that already help thousands of families in many states. first, we can start lowering costs by reigning in lawsuits in america. we are the most litigious country on earth. lawsuit reforms can save billions in healthcare costs alone. in new jersey, without lawsuit reform, it costs $5,500 per patient to provide insurance. in california, with some of the strongest lawsuit reforms, insurance costs half as much as it does in new jersey. congress should enhance the effective reforms of many states by enacting lawsuit reforms for our entire country. second, congress should grant the right of each american to buy coverage from
Nov 2, 2009 6:00am EST
will start off asking your reaction to comments by columnist who asks, could america go broke? the number -- host: you can reach us at twitter, c-spanwj is how you can do that. and you can e-mail us, it and if you have called any of the c-span program in the last 30 days give someone else a chance. first, a look at the legislative business of the week. health care legislation gets teed up in the house. the front-page headline of "roll call." they write getting to the vote will require leaders to hurtle hangups over abortion and immigration language, moderates gripes on the overall cost of the bill, liberal demands for symbolic votes and their preferred provisions. also an unknown are re of parochial concerns. writing about the legislation coming up. host: that sent "will call." we will talk about this week and next week -- but our question this morning is more broadly on spending, based on a column that "could america go broke?" he writes this morning that the idea of a major advance country would default on its debt -- host: we will get more comments from this column
Nov 10, 2009 7:00am EST
>>> good morning, america. on this tuesday, november 10th, breaking news. tropical storm ida blasts ashore. a 400-mile-wide rainmaking machine. and sam champion is there, live. >>> ft. hood. did the fbi drop the ball? we show you e-mails between the suspected shooter and a radical muslim leader. and the attorney has visited his client in the hospital. and talks to us this morning. >>> countdown. the president about to make his decision on troops in afghanistan. and we have an abc news exclusive interview. >>> what's in your food? this morning, our investigation looks at what could contaminate your salad. >>> and watch this. a woman falls on to a subway track. bystanders frantically try to stop the oncoming train. she survives. and we have the unbelievable story, all caught on tape. >>> and good morning, america. diane sawyer with robin roberts, this morning. and we have been talking since we woke about that video. the woman falling on to the train tracks. and the passengers waving, to get the attention of the driver. the driver saw them. and she was shocked, she said, to see a head
Nov 3, 2009 12:35pm EST
holeryness is well known in america having received the congressional gold medal and met with the past three presidents. he's on his sixth viz hit in the united states. it began in new orleans where he attended a symposium on pollution in the mississippi river. he travel new york where he met with ban ki-moon. tomorrow in washington he will meet with president obama and attend diners in his honor by the secretary of state and vice president. in 2008 he published a book called "encounter the mystery: understanding orthodox christianity today." i met him with in atlanta last week at the c.e.o. of coca-cola, a turkish citizen whose father was a distinguished turkish diplomat. the conversation began with a question about his role as he saw it. tell me about your role. >> by the grace of god i am the first bishop in the whole orthodox church worldwide. you may knee in the orthodox church we have the principal of the independent churches which are free to coordinate and organize their internal affairs. the local churches elect their primate and the role of the ecumenical patriarch as it is histori
Nov 30, 2009 6:00am EST
and the horse and buggies early in the morning. >> i got out and saw america too. >> what did you see? >> i walked from the upper west side to the upper east side. kind of crazy over there. >> did you? i didn't even get that far. >> took kate ice skating. it was a lot of fun. i saw all sides of america. >> i'm sure you did. it is good to be back. >> have you ever been over to the east side? >> no. what's it like? >> it's a strange land. >> it is. >> it's a strange, strange land. >> we have an interesting panel this morning. willie is here. chrystia is back there pimping. >> and also stephen a. smith in philadelphia is with us. we're going to be talking about this tiger story. i have to say, willie, leave him alone. he has all these endorsements. it's important. there's nothing on the sleeve of golf balls that says, if you buy these golf balls, you get to figure out what's going on with tiger's life. >> the story is a bit suspicious. he's the most marketable athlete in the world. what does that mean for him? think about kobe bryant. he allegedly did something worse than this. >> he was frame
Nov 16, 2009 6:00am EST
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Nov 14, 2009 7:00am EST
p panoply of the u.s. law. now they're going to be given a forum to make america seem bad again. criticize and mock america. it's extremely unseemly. >> it may turn out to be an opportunity for some people to get some of the justice they've been looking for for a long time. and they show that the civilian court system can succeed in certain case where is the evidence is clear, it's overwhelming, and you don't need to use all of this secret evidence or evidence that's been obtained through the torture program of the bush administration. >> families of 9/11 victims as you can imagine have some powerful feelings about holding this trial in new york. susan candiotti reports, some people say it hits too close to home. >> reporter: eight years of waiting is eight years too long for jim riches. he wants the alleged 9/11 conspirators tried in new york. the attack killed his son, a fellow firefighter. >> i want to get this moving, justice delay suicide justice denied. >> reporter: a handful of civilians got a close-up look attica lead sheik mohammed and others in a guantanamo courtroom l
Nov 20, 2009 6:00am EST
. a call for everyone all over america to get involved in their communities. >> and we're doing that here at john mcdonough high school, a school locate in the seventh ward of new orleans. for than four years later, this school is still reeling from hurricane katrina, including a desperate need for funds to fix the roof in the auditorium, where things are so bad the school can't even hold assemblies there on days it rains because of leaks. >> despite the obstacles, we can tell you this is a great school with great kids. this past summer, over 90% of the senior class graduated, a huge success for the school. i was talking to julie reed before hand, and she talked about there are ways that katrina actually brought hope to this city. we're going to talk about those ways, very positive development. >> certainly some great stories out of that as well. all morning long, you'll see volunteers from great roots, like volunteers painting a mural, something the kids here specifically asked for. and they did that because it shows that someone cares enough to take the time to do it. >> we're going to
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Nov 3, 2009 7:00pm EST
say that it could have a big impact on the gop's future. we have team coverage for america's election headquarters. molly line is in saranac, new york. major garrett is looking at what results could mean for the president in washington. first, shannon, what is the feeling about the governor's race where you are? >> so many of the group's carl mentioned in virginia are key groups here. minorities and women. what he needs to do is solidify the base and motivated enough to get up the boat. president obama took the state by 15 vote margin, -- 15% margin, campaigning with corzine. they need to get out to the polls and make sure they show up, and we're waiting to find out the numbers of how heavy or light the turnout was today, and that could be a big deciding factor. it is all about the democratic base in this case. shepard: the republican challenger sounded very optimistic today. >> we caught up with chris christie, who is neck and neck in the fight. democrats tend to close strong here in new jersey. he feels good about where he has been, and asked about his prediction, not only does he c
Nov 24, 2009 6:00am EST
of america, i hope the president, after delaying this long, comes up with an exit strategy. that would make it worthwhile. we've been there eight years, no exit strategy put forward by the bush administration. none. in fact, a lot of us are now asking -- a lot of people in the foreign policy community are asking, why are we even there? what are we trying to achieve? we're trying to beat the taliban, al qaeda, trying to set up a stable government? we haven't answered the basic questions in eight years. >> and i hope he really, really focuses on explaining that. savannah is reporting there may be a prime time speech involved here. >> good. >> i think that's important. this president hasn't exposed himself enough. >> stop it. i think this is important because it really, really, really affects the future of our country. >> three reallies put in there about the future of our country, it must be important. what else is going on? >>> meantime tonight president obama hosts his first dinner at the white house. names on the guest list, deepak chopra, oprah winfrey, ari emanuel, steven spielberg, jeff
Nov 4, 2009 7:00am EST
. >>> good morning >>> good morning, america. on this wednesday, november 4th, republican rebound. democrats lose big in governors' races in new jersey and virginia. what does this mean for president obama? we're live with the bottom line. >>> tragic end. the search for three missing college students. how did the softball players end up at the bottom of a pond? >>> hollywood custody fight. why is sandra bullock locked in a bitter battle of custody of a 5-year-old girl? who is fit to raise this child? >>> and an allergic reaction to your husband? we'll meet a woman who discovered on her wedding night that her husband makes her physically ill. it's a medical mystery and we take you there. and good morning to all of you. diane sawyer with robin roberts on this wednesday, november 4th, 2009. >> of course, we now have the results interest those three big races last night. good night for republicans. in new jersey a state president obama carried by 15 percentage points a year ago jon corzine loses to chris christie. the first republican governor there in more than a decade. >> in virginia a state
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Nov 5, 2009 9:00am EST
of injured in america. is that -- insured in america. is that accurate? >> by bringing down the cost, we are going to increase accessibility. bill: give democrats benefit of the doubt. what is the best case scenario and you see? let's say the house version becomes law. what is the best case for america? >> this is a terrible piece of legislation. this will, in my mind, give us a massive deficits and lead to a government takeover of health care. i do not even want to put the word "best" in the same sentence as this bill. we will see but happens in the senate. i think they are going to tie things up and i believe this is going to move into next year. bill: i think you are right about the schedule. one of the provisions in the democratic version is to cut medicare spending, $500 million. if you look at the results from new jersey and virginia, is any lawmaker ready to go there and cut down the services to seniors? >> independents and seniors left the democrats in droves. if this bill passes, they are telling us 64% of seniors on medicare and vantage -- advantage are going to lose coverage u
Nov 4, 2009 3:05am EST
against america while it publicly negotiates with the u.s. over its nuclear program. many of the hostage-takers, then declared heroes by ayatollah khomenei, are now challenging the rnlg jet stream. some are in jail for supporting the green movement of mousavi. protesters who have come out sporadically since the summer are planning to turn out despite government threats of a swift crackdown. 30 years after the embassy takeover, iran is still a complex picture in some degree of turmoil. jeremy and vinita? >> thanks to lara setrakian. >>> three college softball players have been found dead in north dakota. the three young women had made a cryptic call for help sunday night. that call was traced to a cell tower and an aerial search revealed their car at the bottom of a pond. the father of one of the women said they liked to drive out to look at the stars. detectives say they do not suspect foul play. >>> police have released some new images of the missing girl from written. madeline mccann. they are part of a just-released one-minute film about the girl who disappeared in may of 2007. den an
Nov 24, 2009 3:00pm EST
from other countries, his name is david obay who's saying america's domestic agenda is more important than afghanistan. >> i do want to do everything i can to make sure that the white house and everybody in congress understands that there are huge financial costs in this war. we saw the progressive movement in this country back before the 20s wiped out by world war i. we saw harry truman's fair deal what typed out by korea, we saw linden johnson's great society wiped out by vietnam. i don't want to see the restructuring and the reforming of our own economy wiped out because we get stuck in a ten-year war that isn't paid for. >> so the president may have a fight on his hands. not with republicans, but within his own party. we're goings to be watching as this shakes out. the pentagon preparing to send 34,000 new troops to afghanistan. the president to announce that next week, probably tuesday. >> if it's a time of the alleged defense, he lacked the mental capacity to be able to commit those offenses. >> that's the lawyer, he's the attorney for major nadal hasan laying the ground work fo
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Nov 15, 2009 8:00pm EST
that is. he'll be with us next. you're terrific. thank you, paula. >> from america's news headquarters, hello everyone i'm julie banderas, former new york city mayor rudy guiliani slamming the decision to bring the plotters to new york. calling it overconcerned with the rights of terrorists and lack of concerns for the rights of the public. current mayor michael bloomberg says it's fitting for the trials to be held near the world trade center site. president obama visiting china as commander-in-chief. expect today press beijing to speed up market reform giving americans companies greater access to chinese markets. in a few hours, the president will host a town hall, fox will have live coverage at 11:45 eastern time. stay tuned for that. for all your headlines log on to i'm juliet huddy. now, bk to >> let me just re mind you if you're not aware of it. paula deen has one of the most amazing, just activities. she's teamed up with smithfield foods and one of the things that astound me they're going to be feeding 22 million people over the next three years, the largest food co
Nov 6, 2009 6:00pm EST
to hurt us, hurt america. that's false. we have a lot of muslims who work in the government, helping the united states, dying for the united states. >> repter: clearly there is more to be learned about this case. more to be known about major hasan. i'm pat collins, news4, montgomery county. >>> some members of hasan's family still live in northern virginia. julie carey is in fairfax county with more on that part of the story. >> reporter: major nadal hasan has a brother and cousin in northern virginia. some came to gather on the home in the baileys crossroads area. the family will not come out to the cameras to make a statement. what they have written makes their thoughts very clear. they call major hasan's actions deplorable and despicable. inside this home, a family in seclusion. they are horrified by the rampage. a statement issued late yesterday by hasan's cousin reads, "we are shocked and saddened by the terrible events at ft. hood. we are filled with grief for the families of today's victim. our family loves america." their dismay is shared by fellow muslims at the nearby mosqu
Nov 30, 2009 11:00am EST
. >> reporter: bank of america is launching what it calls a credit card clarity campaign. so beginning tomorrow, it's going send out one page summaries to 40 million of its customers and the letter is going to have the following, it's going to include interest rates to pay for what you buy for balance transfers, cash advances, it's also going to have payment information on how to keep your account in good standing. it's going to spell out all of the fees you're likely to pay, annual transaction and late fees. now, all of this coming after a lot of confusion and outrage with card companies hitting consumers are with those exorbitant late fees. they're making all of these changes before the new legal reforms are going to take effect that are going to restrict their ability to make these changes. so you know, they've cut their credit limits, raised interest rates and their fees. some of them are trying to make consumer-friendly changes ahead of the new reform laws that take effect in february. tony that includes bank of america, trying to be more friendly, i think. >> well, yeah. so allison, are t
Nov 24, 2009 9:00am EST
safe. call it an osha deal, call it anything you want. but they go from being our youth in america to our employees. and we have, i believe, as americans, an obligation to make this a safer sport. >> i appreciate that. the last comment, mr. chairman, as i mentioned, you're not the only person, grant you, i have 7.5 and four kids and i think it's the parents role at the very early age to take care of the safety of their children. i certainly don't think the federal government has a role in intervene in that. but congress may have a role in making sure that there may be some funds for research and development. but getting involved in the every day operation of an nfl football team, congress is not qualified to do that. maybe we should do -- stick to what we know best. with that, thank you, mr. chairman. i'll yield back the remaining portion of my time. >> we discuss things. [laughter] >> debate. >> the chair is pleased now to recognize attorney -- or former subcommittee chair linda sanchez of california. >> is this on? yeah. thank you, mr. chairman. i want to start by making a commen
Nov 22, 2009 4:00pm EST
to kennedy? >> america is a culture that prizes tolerance. any kind you can cast an institution as somehow intolerant, that usually adds up to bad pr. and, as i say, at least to date, many analysts would credit the bishops with the lead role, for example, in skering pa isecurine of the amendment. as that debate unfolds, everyone expects the bishops to play a lead role. i suspect this revelation is in some ways calculated to attempt to kind of anyodiminish their credibility and hence their political effectiveness. >> what's your understanding as to whether patrick kennedy has been able to receive communion in this amount of time? has he? >> i don't know how often representative kennedy goes to mass. i can assure you had he been publicly turned away from a communion line some place we would know about it. the practical reality is that while the american bishops are uniformly opposed to abortion and take that very seriously as a principle of catholic teaching, the vast majority are opposed to using communion as a political weapon. most of them have avoided this high profile spat with politici
Nov 19, 2009 3:00pm EST
security. wendy r. sherman: it's crucial that america become energy independent. jackie rodgers, jr: i saw firsthand how america's dependence on foreign oil threatens our national security. terron sims, ii: stop sending our dollars overseas to be used against us. jonathan powers: america must reestablish itself as a country that leads by example. general wesley clark: we need to repower and there's no better time to do it then right now. announcer: add your voice at >>> i'm julie boorstin with your cnbc market wrap. dow trading down 110 points. s & p 500 down 17 points, nasdaq down nearly 39 points. >>> new numbers show jobless claims were unchanged last week while the number continuing to claim benefits dipped. the labor department says first-time claims for jobless benefit were 505,000, the same as the previous week, however, the number of those continuing to claim benefits dropped by 39,000. >>> oil prices tumbled today following a global selloff of equity markets, oil dropped $2 to settle below $70 a barrel. >>> aol plans to cut the workforce by one-third in th
Nov 11, 2009 1:00pm EST
. >>> on veterans day we salute all troops serving our country and thank america's veterans for that service. >>> some people are asking should women in the military be allowed to go into direct combat? you recall the civilian police officer sergeant kimberly munley, an outstanding officer, the one who rose to the occasion and confronted and shot the ft. hood gunman. she's appearing on "oprah" today. a recent article says the best way to honor her heroism is to drop the ban on women in combat. the article points out there are 10,000 female personnel in iraq. 4,000 in afghanistan. they are driving trucks. treating the wounded. shooting when attacked. more than 100 gave their lives in iraq and another 15 died in afghanistan. the article says the no combat policy pretends women can't take such risks without harming overall military performance. earlier we asked people on one of our cnn tours today their thoughts on this. >> i think the policy is right. women are in many situations that are not physically capable of combat military task. i think women should be allowed. those women with the capa
Nov 9, 2009 8:00pm EST
-coast of "good morning america" is joining us. rumor has it it might be a man joining her. there goes my shot. like i need another shot. all this and more starts right now. >>> i want to begin with the tragedy at ft. hood, texas. ki78d 13, injured 30. he is now talking. what set him sof the subject of a lot of speculation. joining me now to discuss, the founder and executive director of iraq and afghanistan veterans of america. from the american islamic foreign for democracy. first let's go to cnn correspondent on the scene. what is the latest, samantha? give us an update. >> joe, major hasan is awake and apparently talking. and you also know that he was shot four times. he is being treated in a hospital in san antonio, texas. and staff members there tell us that he has been communicating with them, although an official hospital spokesperson would not tell us whether he has been communicating with investigators as well. back here at ft. hood, in an afternoon press conference, lieutenant general robert cohen, the commander, talked about you how he feels in this tragedy, they're moving on to a
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